Lead Recruiter

An excellent opportunity for an experienced recruiter is now available with a well known global insurance business. Reporting to the Director of Talent Acquisition in the Segment Lead Recruiter will be responsible for the following:

  • Stakeholder management across the business segment, including senior management liaison.
  • Working with business leadership to develop comprehensive Talent Acquisition strategies and manage the recruitment process and life-cycle.
  • Manage executive level hiring for the segment, working collaboratively with the Executive Recruiter.
  • People management responsibilities for the two Recruiters.

The team provide state of the art, full life-cycle recruiting services, partnering with business leaders to define recruiting needs and develop a clear and comprehensive plan for achieving them.

The business is going through a lot of positive changes and this will in turn lead to development and progression opportunities for the successful candidate.


  • Effectively manage the entire life cycle of the recruiting process and ensure this process is being consistently applied
  • Identify and build relationships with top talent in the marketplace to create a pipeline for current and future hiring needs.
  • Record, update and analyse all recruitment related data for the segment.
  • Champion, support and embed recruitment approaches and tools

  • Manage the Segment Recruiters, monitor their work performance against recruitment goals and support with general stakeholder management.
  • Share employment value propositions, tools, profiles, etc. with recruiters across the region as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the Inclusion & Diversity team and Regional I&D Council in order to meet diversity and other specific recruiting goals.

  • By providing high quality client relationship management establish a trusted advisor role with the regional business leaders on all recruitment related aspects.
  • Support the TA Director to establish recruiting goals and projections; provide regular reporting to the business on overall progress against goals.
  • Partner with relevant HR Leaders to complete workforce planning for the segment
  • Support the broader HR team with information requests and advice
  • Partner with hiring managers to identify top talent in the marketplace and establish relationships with them
  • Partner with interview teams and hiring managers to appropriately evaluate and manage candidates through the interview process
  • Communicate progress to hiring managers concerning status of one's own searches and articulate plans to adjust activity where necessary

  • Meet or exceed recruiting metrics including number of hires, cost per hire, etc.
  • Consistently explore new and innovative approaches that reduce recruiting costs while maintaining high quality support
  • Close management of vendors to ensure lowest possible fee structures negotiated.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Talent Acquisition function


  • Insurance recruitment preferred, Financial Services is a must if candidates don't have an insurance background.
  • Exceptional client relationship and stakeholder management skills; ability to develop strong relationships quickly and maximize resources effectively to achieve goals
  • A good knowledge of the Re-insurance / Insurance market will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong organizational abilities and flexibility to work in a performance driven environment managing multiple deliverables
  • Previous experience conducting mid and senior level recruiting in-house (preferably gained within a professional services environment), with focus on direct sourcing
  • Strong business acumen and ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Proven success effectively working in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Experience collaborating with internal legal, compensation and benefits teams to determine competitive packages and manage the offer negotiation process efficiently
  • Previous people management experience, providing leadership and direction to a small team of recruiters is essential
  • Excellent candidate management and assessment skills, preferably holding a formal qualification in assessment or interviewing techniques
  • Although this is a regional role, the Segment is global in nature so some knowledge of recruitment processes and issues across multiple countries will be preferred
  • Strong business acumen and ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues
  • Proficiency in office software/systems (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with ATS systems
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in human resources, business or related field
  • Please note that some travel around the UK may be required

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